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What's Up, Up Here? All the news and gossip for April 13-19

April 13, 2012

Springtime in Mammoth. Photo/Jesse Barlet

The Mono Basin Visitor Center reopened for the year last week, and if that isn’t a harbinger of spring, nothing is. It’s open Thursday to Monday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. …

In case you haven’t noticed, the third of six “Road to Mammoth Motocross Series” races is in full throttle, with Round 5 coming up Sunday in Boise. A percentage of each class qualifies directly into the Mammoth final, the Saturday practice day and the Sunday all classes race. Mammoth MX (Vroom!) is June 22 to July 1. …

Just two weekends left for Eagle and Canyon Lodges. Pond Skim at Canyon highlights the last day, April 22. …

Longtime shutterbug pal Justin Black (Mountain Light Gallery, back in the day) notifies us that “Only two spaces are left in the 18-day African wildlife safari I’m leading to Namibia and Botswana in June 2013!” …

Now casting for “Cannibalism in the Cars,” a political satire to be filmed at the Railroad Museum in Laws. It’s by Mark Twain and will be a PG short film about a passenger train full of 19th century politicians. When the train encounters trouble along the way, the group becomes stranded in the wilds of the Sierra Nevada during a blizzard. Because of political debate, an idea pops up that can keep a few of them alive. More info at http://bit.ly/13Za7Q . …

After experiencing sold out screenings last week, The Manzanar Fishing Club movie will be having a special engagement, with shows at four different Laemmle Theater locations within the Los Angeles area on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22 at 11 a.m. only. …

Don’t miss this: The Long Beach College Studio Singers play Edison Theatre at the Edison Theatre across from Cerro Coso College on April 21. Ten bucks gets you in. Call 760-934-6592 for more info.

Not really sure, but we think the Eastside Velos are getting out there on a Zen jag of some sort. In their Facebook Page: “It’s spring in Bishop. Embrace the headwind. It’s good for the soul.” …

Speaking of the two-wheeled set, Bicycling magazine came out with its top high-altitude places to train. St. Moritz, Mammoth (Whoa! Yeah!), Boulder, Salt Lake City, Silver City, and Sierra Nevada, Spain. …

As we peer through the last of the winter snows, we also peer at a big week for birthdays among the Mammoth crowd: Bob Solheim, Cheryl Wood, Wendy Keller-Ferguson “Powder Dan” Molnar, Joani Lynch and Jean Shirk, among others. Huzzah! …

At last weekend’s big bacon bash, the menu included praline/brown sugar bacon, bacon fondue, chocolate-covered bacon, deviled egg salad with bacon, brie-stuffed/bacon-wrapped roasted jalapeños, two different types of bacon-wrapped shrimp, bacon-spinach salad, bacon-vodka Bloody Mary shots, and maple-bacon ice cream. …

Final state water report: Northern California hit 78 percent of average, according to a snow survey conducted Monday by the state Department of Resources. For the state as a whole, however, the snowpack is just 55 percent of average. …

On April 5, 1862, Mono County’s first Sheriff, N.F. Scott, responded to the Owens Valley for a battle taking place between the Native American Indians and the U.S. Calvary. Sheriff Scott was shot and killed in the battle. Tomorrow (Saturday) is the 150th anniversary of his death, and the Mono County Sheriff’s Department will honor Scott in advance on Tuesday, May 15, National Law Enforcement Memorial Day. …

Don’t look for a lot of cover bands at this year’s Mammoth Rocks. Event producers Mark Deeds and Dion Agee are going the singer-songwriter route, with bands such as locals Core Shots, Lava Moon, and Jeffrey James, alongside “outside” talent like Buster Blue, Delta Nove, and Northstar Session. Full lineup will be out soon. …

Welcome home from Afghanistan, Matt Davis. He’s back in his old spot with the Mono County Road Department. The Supes approved a resolution honoring his military commitment. …

Yes, that was in fact our own Jeremy McGhee in the background of this past week’s “Glee.”…

One of the weirdest “dare” games out there, “The Cinnamon Challenge” got Mono County Health’s Dr. Richard Johnson in a froth this past week, and he emailed an article clipped from the Sacramento Bee, to wit, “The cinnamon challenge is a public dare that entails trying to swallow one tablespoon of dry cinnamon without the use of water.” It’s a big hit among them YouTubers, but Johnson says doing it is nearly impossible, and it’s dangerous. Once that much cinnamon is placed in the mouth and a person tries to swallow it, choking immediately ensues, he says, along with occasional choking and/or vomiting.

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